10 Facts About Me

I grew up in the DC area, on the Maryland side.

I graduated from Barnard College in New York City and have lived here ever since.

I am on the board of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and I write for its newsletter, The New Abolitionist.

I once questioned then-presidential candidate John Edwards about why he supports the death penalty. I wrote about that here.

I have a twin sister, who is a public interest lawyer. She is also my neighbor. Both these things come in handy sometimes.

I have often considered law school.

As of May 2011, I am an associate editor at The Nation Magazine.

I was formerly a writer and editor at AlterNet, where I was in charge of Rights & Liberties and World Special Coverage.

Before that, I worked at The Nation Institute.

This project is made possible by the invaluable Wallace Global Fund.